for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Posts tagged ‘jerusalem’

Jerusalem without sight

sunday 13th january, 8.30-9.00pm (repeated from 1.30pm, 1.30am, and march 2018), on bbc news tv
seeing the world without sight (in the travel show series)

“This special programme follows blind backpacker Tony Giles through Jerusalem and Bethlehem to find out how he experiences the world without being able to see it.” (more…)

Advertisements

H&S: Marriage in Israel

this afternoon (sunday 13th), 12.06-12.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 7.06pm saturday)
marriage in israel (3rd of 4 episodes in the heart and soul gathering series) (discussion programme, chaired by tim franks)
with panel …
• rabbi yitzchok elefant, chief rabbi of dimona
• dr susan weiss founder of centre for women’s justice
• dr elana heideman, executive director of israel forever foundation
• rabbi chuck davidson
and contributions from …
kylie eisman-lifschitz of agunah organisation mavoi satum
• agunah ella ben-emanuel
stephanie kramer, convert at age 3

Should the Rabbinate should be stripped of its monopoly, or do the current rules protect the identity and values of the Jewish faith?
<!—more–>
Many young Jewish people living in Israel feel religion has too big an influence over their private lives. Numerous aspects of life are governed by a council made up of orthodox rabbis called the Rabbinate. They decide who is and isn’t Jewish and by extension who can and can’t marry.
Supporters of the organisation say this helps preserve Jewish identity.
Critics say it means thousands of people who are not deemed ‘Jewish enough’ can’t marry each other, forcing couples to leave the country to have a ceremony that will be recognised by the authorities when they return home.
The religious monopoly on marriage also means Jews cannot marry non-Jews and as the council of orthodox rabbis rule on divorce for every married couple in Israel, many say this disadvantages women.”

(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csxhlf)

Weekend/Today: Australia & Jerusalem

this morning (saturday 15th), 6.16-6.21am on bbc world service radio, and 7.05-7.07am (repeated 8.05am) on bbc radio 4
weekend (presented by julian worricker) and today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) include …

Australia has recognised West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but it won’t be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv at this stage.”

including contributions from …
• former australian ambassador to israel dave sharma
• bbc reporter phil mercer
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46576716)
(more…)

Newshour: US mission to the Palestinians

this afternoon (friday 19th), 2.51-2.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“Now, another change: the US mission to the Palestinians is going to be subsumed into the new US embassy in Jerusalem. It’ll be called the Palestinian Affairs Unit.”

including interview with …
• former us ambassador martin indyk
(more…)

Labour conference: Israel

last tuesday afternoon (25th september), 2.48-3.02pm, 3.39-3.42pm, 3.55-3.58pm, 4.09-4.12pm, 4.27-4.31pm, 4.49-4.42pm, 4.55-4.59pm, and 5.05-5.08pm, on bbc parliament tv
labour party conference: live afternoon session 25/9/2018 includes …

Contemporary composite 9: Palestine (demanding an independent international investigation into the “use of force against Palestinian demonstrators”, a freeze on UK arms sales to Israel and an end to the “blockade and closure” of Gaza)

including speeches by …
colin monehen, harlow momentum
zahid ali, wolverhampton
sarah jane potter, stevenage, councillor
mansoor ayub, wycombe
hilary wise, centre for palestine studies, soas
ali ahmed, cardiff
claire lees, liverpool momentum, ken livingstone supporter
steve lapsley, derby, jewish labour movement
jess finn, north-east herts
(conference procedure made a balanced debate impossible: the chair, before calling each speaker, did not even know which of four ‘composites’ – including brexit, paestine, and windrush – they intended to speak on, let alone on which side)
(as the jewish news commented: “No speaker referred to Hamas, terrorism or made any demands of the Palestinian leadership during the debate.”)
(if you missed it, available from 0:33:23 to 0:47:00, from 1:23:58 to 1:26:40. from 1:40:24 to 1:43:10. from 1:53:45 to 1:57:10. from 2:11:50 to 2:15:50. from 2:34:03 to 2:37:15. from 2:39:44 to 2:43:45. and from 2:49:40 to 2:53:05. at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0blm0dr/labour-party-conference-2018-25092018-live-afternoon-session)

Tal: Wales and Israel

this morning (sunday 9th), 8.00-8.30am, on bbc radio cymru, in welsh
take a look (presented by john roberts) includes …

“The poet Karen Owen is interested in how the Welsh people have seen themselves similar to the nation of Israel, and also in the history of Israel today. She talks about her recent visit to Jerusalem.”

(more…)

We are British Jews

today and tomorrow evening (tuesday 4th and wednesday 5th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 tv
we are british jews (2 episodes) (narrated by stephen mangan)

“In a two-part series, eight British Jews with a broad range of opinions, beliefs and practices, go on a journey to explore what it means to be Jewish in Britain today and examine some of the most pressing questions and challenges facing the Jewish community at home and in Israel.
(more…)

Tag Cloud

IsraelisOK

a happygoldfish blog